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Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Earned BA Global Development Studies, 2018

Take a moment to introduce yourself – what you do/where you live/family/how long have you been working, etc.?

My name is Mercedes Samuel and previously I worked in television and hosted several shows on Rogers TV. I'm in...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I was just short of one class to finish my degree in Graphic Design, I completed it, to set an example for my kids.
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I enjoyed my first experience very much, because I took a summer semester as my first semester and took a full course load I was told it would be too...
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What surprised you the most about online learning?

I was surprised that the online forums and discussions were exciting and challenged me to express myself objectively and in a professional academic manner. Being online,...
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

I would absolutely recommend online learning to others. It provides an option for people who work during the day to take some of their spare time to work on career...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Be disciplined. Read everything you are required to read. Don't fall behind. If you have a day off, treat it like a work day—study for 8 hours.
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle

Mark Leonard Reaume

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

Take a moment to introduce yourself

My name is Mark Leonard Reaume, I live in northern Ontario and work as a computer engineer for the provincial government. I previously studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art in...
Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I have an OSSD now, but not when I applied I just had a few 4U math courses. I saw online learning as a safe and simple side route to becoming a mathematics student.
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

After being away from school for around 10 years it was difficult to get back into a study routine. The first online course was challenging. I was juggling...
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online

Tammy Flores

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

Yes. I know a lot of more experienced people like myself that always wanted to work on or finish their degree, but because they live busy lives feel it's...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I decided to pursue my online learning as I want to advance my career here at Queen’s and having an education would be beneficial for my advancement. Online courses help me...

Balamane Saad

Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I wanted to study online to have the opportunity to chase my dream of become a doctor. I found out about the possibility to study at Queen's university online without having...

Carrie Dean

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I hope to apply to medical school when I have the required credits.

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Try to get into a routine early on into the term. It is easy to get distracted during everyday life and forget to complete a task for your course. Most...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I did a college diploma at 30yrs old with 3 young children and then waited to get my degree until my children were grown up. I decided to try to start my degree online and see...